The inquest was brought before the St. David’s Magistrates court this morning.
Bartholomew died December 26, 2011, following a scuffle with police.
Subsequently, five police officers were charged with manslaughter in connection with his death but the charges were dismissed by a St. George’s High court.
The High Court instructed that a Coroner’s Inquest be conducted into the incident.
This morning, members and supporters of the Bartholomew family gathered outside the St. David’s Magistrates court bearing placards and calling for justice.